Can I grow my own vegetables at home and use them in my commercial food operation?
You cannot grow your own vegetables and them in your eating establishment without a process review and Department of Agriculture licensing. Please contact Jason Bolton or Beth Calder at the University of Maine for questions regarding Curing, Reduced Oxygen Packaging (canning/ cryovac) or preserving methods, such as smoking and pickling. More info at:

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1. Can I use a cryovac machine to package food for storage?
2. Who do I contact for a Specialized Processing variance or process review?
3. Can I grow my own vegetables at home and use them in my commercial food operation?
4. Where do I find the regulations for food service establishments?